On 21 March 2018, member states of the African Union met and signed the African Continental Free Trade Area. 52 out of 55 countries have signed. 18 ratifications (10 deposited with the AU and 8 have completed the Parliamentary...
Faith Tigere and Anna Ngarachu with Lesley Wentworth Towards the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, a wave of political reforms swept across Southern Africa with widespread optimism and the promise of change. The ousting of Zimbabwe’s geriatric...
There are active debates on the significance of the G20 as a global economic forum and their continued role to reform global economic governance since inception. Their impact on the global economy has been evaluated through their outputs. Trade...
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) brings with it the promise of market access to the continent with an estimated GDP of US $ 1.2 trillion. The agreement was signed on the 21 March 2018 by 44 countries....
A triumph! Despite one of the biggest economies in Africa cancelling their trip to Kigali, the signing of the AfCFTA went ahead as planned. The absence of Nigeria did not deter other leaders from attending, particularly from other economic...
Africa might become a whole lot smaller in 2018 – or certainly more connected – as African Union (AU) members gather in Kigali, Rwanda, to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The mammoth free trade agreement seeks...